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Cindy Holden

ABOUT THE EDITOR: Cindy Holden has been an editor with the Neotrope News Network since 2004, which is a content partner with Send2Press® Newswire USA. She is a part time photographer, and was born and raised in California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Monday, May 2, announced the following appointments: Ashutosh Bhagwat, 46, of Moraga, has been appointed to the governing board of the California Independent...

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Osama bin Laden's death can present challenges to parents who might not know what to make of their own mixed feelings. Dr. Peter Favaro, child psychologist and parenting expert, offers advice to parents who want to know how to help children cope with information and images they might encounter on television, on the streets and playgrounds and in the classroom.

QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Greater Boston Ford dealers like Quirk Ford are charged up after Ford Motor Company named Boston to its list of the top 25 electric-vehicle-ready cities in the United States. Though plug-in electric vehicles have yet to appear at dealerships in significant numbers, Ford has been hard at work ensuring that the infrastructure it will need for the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus Electric is in place.

BALLINGER, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mueller, Inc., a leading manufacturer of steel buildings and residential metal roofing, wants to extend a helping hand again this year to a Texas non-profit in need of a new facility. The campaign is called 'Helping Hands.' One organization will be selected to receive a new Mueller steel building up to 4,000 square feet through applications received by June 1, 2011.

BARBADOS and MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BioJet International Ltd. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation announced their merger today. Abundant will become a wholly owned subsidiary of BioJet. Abundant and its affiliates (Abundant Habitats and Abundant Harvests) will continue to operate under the Abundant name and corporate identity.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As a way of helping out 'the little guy,' attorney K. Gabriel Heiser, author of the best-selling book 'How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets' (ISBN: 9780979080166; Phylius Press, 2011), has started up a free online forum to answer nursing home payment / Medicaid-related questions, at

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Orsini Healthcare is proud to announce the launch of their completely redesigned corporate website, The redeveloped site offers a fresh new look with significant improvements in navigation and comprehensive descriptions about Orsini Healthcare's multiple service offerings.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Hospitals find they can pay less at time of acquisition, save money while in use and cut their replacement costs by as much as one third with ETL Listed LED TV products now available from Imagenable, LLC.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- International Document Services, a mortgage document preparation vendor, has promoted National Sales Director Mark Mackey to vice president. As company vice president, Mackey will guide operational aspects of IDS's businesses, leading the company in day-to-day operations and reporting directly to IDS president Curt Doman.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Newt and Callista Gingrich, in partnership with Citizens United Productions and Peace River Company, will premiere their new documentary, 'A City Upon A Hill: The Spirit of American Exceptionalism,' on Friday, April 29 at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, D.C.

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --, a leader in the foreclosure listings and foreclosure information industry, reports that Arizona foreclosures are becoming hot commodities. New statistics show home sales in the metro Phoenix area growing at a rate not seen since before the Arizona foreclosure crisis in 2005.

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the PBS series American Experience, Morehouse College and 16 other Atlanta area organizations are pleased to announce that the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders will join us for Freedom Riders - Atlanta.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized again as a 'Best Place to Work in the Bay Area' by both the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal. EPIC has been similarly honored through a survey of their Bay Area team members each year since the company was founded in 2007.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointment. Sue Burr, 57, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed by the State Board of Education to serve as the...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Acting to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today canceled plans to build new housing for condemned inmates at San Quentin. “At a time...

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Similar to any company who is about to market a new product, a personal marketing plan can cut job hunting time in half and save you money. According to the experts at The New Graduate Job Network, a personal marketing firm specializing in helping recent graduates find jobs, entering a job search with a good game plan can often mean the difference between landing your next great job and remaining unemployed after graduation.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Paul Madonna, the San Francisco-based artist and cartoonist known for his 'All Over Coffee' series, is exclusively releasing a detailed ink wash drawing through, the place to discover and buy art online. Titled 'Studio, All Over Coffee #392,' the limited-edition print is an up close and personal look inside the artist's studio, where he produces the beloved series of strips and other cartoons and sketches.

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces the formation of a new division called Worksite Academy to help solve a critical problem for employers: maintaining productivity with an aging workforce.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor U.S. Army Air Forces Pfc. Mervyn E. Sims, 23, a WWII airman missing since 1943....

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tammy Gagnon announced this week the release of her new book, 'No Longer Silent' (ISBN: 978-0-578-06895-4), an autobiography that depicts years of emotional and sexual abuse, culminating in forgiveness and rebuilding.

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Backbone Security is pleased to announce the release of Version 3.9 of the Steganography Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB) which now contains more than 925 steganography applications.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Edward J. Reidy as principal. Reidy brings 30 years of Fortune 50, Big Five professional services, early stage technology / organic food enterprise and risk management and insurance experience to the EPIC team.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In San Bernardino County, site selection and hiring assistance programs are helping promising new businesses launch in spite of a tough economy. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors knows that a business-friendly environment is one of the keys to economic recovery and vitality and carefully invests funding from the Workforce Investment Act to bring more employers to the region.

AUSTIN, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Buffington Homes is the market leader for energy efficient new homes for sale in Austin TX. As of April 1, 2011, all new homes for sale in Austin built by Buffington Homes are Energy Star rated and certified by a third party inspector.

QUINCY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Time is almost up for Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents who want a chance to win a new Nissan Altima from Quirk Automotive Group. The window to submit for contest entries in the Quirk Ultimate Altima Giveaway will end on May 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. No entries will be accepted after this deadline.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- recently reported that in April, the top five states with more foreclosure opportunities were California, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, and Georgia. From March to April, only Florida saw a decrease at -12.07 percent in foreclosures. California foreclosures increased 4.95 percent, Colorado was up 13.98 percent, Arizona was up 11.96 percent, and Georgia was up 7.22 percent.

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Southeast Computer Solutions has written an add-on program, Payables Retention Management (PRM), for Sage ERP MAS 500 Spanish Edition to manage local tax requirements in Argentina.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Assembly today approved AB 227 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), which would require California school districts seeking federal or state education technology grants...

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the changes to loan originator compensation issued by the Federal Reserve Board, International Document Services (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor, has provided its wholesale customers with a Broker Anti-Steering Loan Option Disclosure within in the idsDoc system so that brokers can certify that they have provided the borrower with the necessary information to achieve safe harbor under the changes to Regulation Z 226.36(e).

BRAINTREE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Flashy Kia concept vehicles have become a staple at car shows around the world, sporting advanced technology and futuristic good looks that actually make it to production. From the popular Soul to the Rio, Kia's design revolution has been a sales hit for Kia dealers like Quirk Kia of Braintree, Massachusetts. Kia Soul sales in March nearly doubled and the sleek 2011 Sportage flew off the lots faster than ever before.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Priceweaver, Inc., a secondary marketing-focused product and pricing provider, announced that it has moved its office to a larger facility. The relocation allows the company to grow and satisfy an increasing demand for its solution.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sample Digital, the leading provider of production workflow applications, is introducing dax|Mobile with iDailies, a subscription service exclusively for Apple's iPad. The new iPad app available on the iTunes App Store is an innovative collaborative workflow tool for professional film/TV production, post-production and marketing creatives and executives who require working access 24/7 to in-progress content.

ISELIN, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Renew @ The Holistic Green Expo' with over 100 'Green Earth Energy' vendors and lecturers plus 'Holistic Natural Energy' caregivers and psychics, will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Woodbridge Hilton Hotel, presented by Meira Findel, the Holistic Accountant.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Columbus, Ohio based Compliance Packaging International Ltd. (CPI) announced today that it now offers reusable metal pallets in warehouses where wood and plastic pallets are no longer suitable. Increasingly, companies are using steel pallets to earn a strong return on investment (improve the cost per trip) and promote sustainable corporate initiatives.

OAKLAND, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Oakland Venue Management (OVM) and Inspire Productions proudly announce the grand opening of The Garden Room - Oakland's hidden gem and America's first rooftop garden constructed after WWII. Built in 1960, complete with 150,000 square feet of flowerbeds, trees, bridges, ponds, and event space, this historic garden is the ultimate green event venue.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A&I Photographic and Digital has appointed Khodr Cherri as Director of its Fine Art Department. The move comes as the 30-year old company expands its services to cutting-edge forms of high end digital imaging while continuing its dedication to traditional photographic arts.

PEABODY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Agents of Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) will be fighting crime in style in "Thor," thanks to Acura's partnership with Paramount Pictures and Marvel. In the movie, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will be behind the wheel of the recently unveiled 2012 Acura TL and Acura SUVs, including some custom Acura S.H.I.E.L.D. TLs equipped with crime-busting gear you won't find at local Acura dealers like Acura of Peabody.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After gaining years of experience in your current field, you are ready for your next challenge. ERI Personal Marketing, a firm specializing in assisting executives and professionals in their career search, knows that if you are like many executives in today's job market, your next position may very likely be one created specifically for you.

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ForeclosureDataOnline reports that the state of Florida saw a decline in the number of foreclosures from 9,353 in March to 8,224 in April of this year; a 12 percent drop. Of the ten top Florida cities of foreclosures, only Jacksonville had an increase; 1.3841 percent from March to April.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Upon learning that millions of dollars in employee salary and travel advances are going uncollected, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued an Executive Order to ensure state agencies...